The QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (QCF) qualification is specifically designed for those seeking a career in the emergency services, ambulance services, the event medical sector or those who work in high risk workplaces.

Successful candidates will gain the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to be able to deal with a wide range of prehospital care emergencies, such as: managing a patient’s airway; catastrophic bleeding; management of fractures; medical emergencies and many more!

What’s more, this Ofqual regulated qualification is clinically endorsed by The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care –The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and fulfils the competencies set out in the Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM) skills framework at descriptor level D, meaning learners can book this course with total confidence!

What’s Covered

Roles and responsibilities of a first responder

Medical emergencies

Patient assessment

Airway management

Adult, child and infant CPR & AED usage

Emergency oxygen

Traumatic injuries

Catastrophic bleeding


Poisoning and intoxicating substances

External and internal bleeding

Helmet removal

Cervical collars and pelvic splints

Environmental exposure

Burns and scalds

Minor injuries

Incident reporting